James Arthur is the author of two books of poetry, The Suicide’s Son (Vehicule Press, forthcoming 2019) and Charms Against Lightning (Copper Canyon Press 2012.) His poems have also appeared in The New Yorker, Poetry, The New Republic, The New York Review of Books, The American Poetry Review, and The London Review of Books. He has received a Hodder Fellowship, a Stegner Fellowship, a Discovery/The Nation Prize, the Amy Lowell Travelling Poetry Scholarship, a Fulbright Scholarship to the Seamus Heaney Centre in Northern Ireland, and a Visiting Fellowship at Exeter College, Oxford. He grew up in Toronto and now lives in Baltimore, where he teaches in the Writing Seminars at Johns Hopkins University.
Robert Villanueva is a multi-award winning former journalist and author whose short stories, poems, and essays have been published in numerous print and electronic journals. A few of those journals are The Maine Review, The Binnacle, The Summerset Review, Trillium Literary Journal, and Contemporary Rhyme. His short story collection A Fable of Freedom and Other Stories, has been published by The Heartland Review Press. Born in Alaska, he has lived most of his life in Kentucky.